Cultivating Regional Maritime Security: Swedish-Finnish Naval Cooperation in the Baltic Sea
2015 (English)In: Strengthening Maritime Security Through Cooperation / [ed] Ioannis Chapsos & Cassie Kitchen, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2015, 63-73 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Maritime security is increasingly important for the coastal states of the Baltic Sea, which collaborate on sea surveillance in pursuit of maritime domain awareness. Finland and Sweden operate a bilateral system and assume lead roles in multilateral projects; Russia’s increasingly aggressive behavior has led them to substantially deepen their defense cooperation by creating a standing bilateral Naval Task Group. We examine this cooperation from a security policy perspective. For the project to succeed, it must operate in harmony with other cooperative strategies and it will also require substantial legislative changes. If Finland and Sweden succeed in adopting new policies, common structures, and organizational norms in their navies, a deep integration is conceivable.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2015. 63-73 p.
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - E: Human and Societal Dynamics, ISSN 1874-6276 ; 122
maritime security, naval cooperation, Sweden, Finland, Baltic Sea
Other Social Sciences
Research subject Krigsvetenskap
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5236DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-536-4-63ISBN: 978-1-61499-535-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-5236DiVA: diva2:781949
NATO Advanced Research Workshop, "Building Trust to Enhance Maritime Security", Geneva 10-11 November 2014